Montana, 1948 by Larry Watson, paperback edition, 0671507036
Read this for Jefferson
There are a lot of ways to examine the story and characters actions that I never clued into until the book discussion. The interaction between the sons and the domineering father, the clear racism of Frank and hidden racism of Wesley, motivations of Frank as sheriff versus son and brother.
I thought the book was a straightforward tale of the dangers of doing good versus the benefits of sitting tight. Not the first time Ive missed subtle signals and messages.